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Taxon: Pachyrhizus erosus (L.) Urb.

 
Genus: Pachyrhizus
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Phaseoleae
Subtribe: Glycininae
Nomen number: 26286
Place of publication: Symb. antill. 4:311. 1905
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 28-Oct-1988 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 79 (7 active, 3 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage (fide Pap AU Wagen 90-3:6. 1990)
  • Environmental:
  • Human food:
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [San Luis Potosí]
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Chiapas, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Jalisco, Michoacán de Ocampo, Morelos, Oaxaca, Puebla, Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave]

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Dominican Republic
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Costa Rica (n.w.), El Salvador, Guatemala (c. & w.), Honduras (w.), Nicaragua (w.)


    Cultivated (cult. in tropics)

    Naturalized (natzd. in tropics)

References:

  1. Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & M. T. Strong. 2012. Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies. Smithsonian Contr. Bot. 98
  2. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  3. Aubréville, A. et al., eds. 1960-. Flore du Cambodge du Laos et du Viet-Nam.
  4. Burkart, A. E. 1952. Las leguminosas Argentinas - silvestres y cultivadas, ed. 2.
  5. Delêtre, M. et al. 2013. Microsatellite markers for the yam bean Pachyrhizus (Fabaceae). Applic. Pl. Sci. 1:1200551.
  6. Duke, J. A. 1981. Handbook of legumes of world economic importance
  7. Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage
  8. Flach, M. & F. Rumawas, eds. 1996. Plants yielding non-seed carbohydrates. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 9:137-141.
  9. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Pachyrhizus+erosus&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  10. Hammel, B. E. et al., eds. 2003-. Manual de plantas de Costa Rica
  11. Howard, R. 1974-1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles. Note: cult.
  12. Huang, S. F. & T. C. Huang. 1987. Taxonomic treatment of the Papilionoideae (Leguminosae) of Taiwan. Taiwania 32:11-117.
  13. Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS). Australian plant common name database (on-line resource).
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  17. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  18. McVaugh, R. 1983-. Flora Novo-Galiciana.
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  22. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  23. Sørensen, M. 1988. A taxonomic revision of the genus Pachyrhizus (Fabaceae-Phaseoleae). Nordic J. Bot. 8:177.
  24. Sørensen, M. 1989. Pollen morphology of species and interspecific hybrids in Pachyrhizus Rich. ex DC. (Fabaceae: Phaseoleae). Rev. Palaeobot. Palynol. 61:319-339.
  25. Sørensen, M. 1990. Observations on distribution, ecology and cultivation of the tuber-bearing legume genus Pachyrhizus Rich. ex DC.. Agric. Univ. Wageningen Pap. 90-3:3.
  26. Sørensen, M. 1996. Yam bean (Pachyrhizus DC.). Promoting the conservation and use of underutilized and neglected crops. 2:1-143.
  27. Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946-1976. Flora of Guatemala.
  28. Stevens, W. D. et al., eds. 2001. Flora de Nicaragua. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 85(1-3).
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  30. Vibrans, H., ed. Malezas de México (on-line resource). URL: http://www.conabio.gob.mx/malezasdemexico/fabaceae/pachyrhizus-erosus/fichas/pagina1.htm target='_blank'
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  32. Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. 1943-1980. Flora of Panama.

Check other web resources for Pachyrhizus erosus (L.) Urb. :

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database & Information Service
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?26286. Accessed 19 July 2019.